Have the best of both worlds!
So you bought an iPhone and you’re stuck with it for the next couple years. That’s fine. Maybe you were super excited for it at first, but the luster has worn off and you’re now enviously eyeing your friends’ Android phones with a bit of buyer’s remorse.
Don’t let your jealousy consume you. Though iOS is locked up pretty tight, there are still a few things you can do to make your iPhone more like Android.
Change your keyboard
Hallelujah! Apple has finally opened iOS up to third-party keyboards, and it’s about damn time! I’ve always been annoyed with the iOS keyboard, most simply because there’s no way to have the number row on all the time. I mean, come on. And even switching things up won’t change that, but it’s a step in the right direction.
Changing your keyboard is one of the simplest and perhaps least system-shocking ways you can make your iPhone more like Android. Google’s Gboard is a great choice and perhaps the most like Apple’s in that you can search for GIFs, but that might be where the similarities end. With Gboard, you can perform Google searches right in whichever app you happen to be using, and you can seamlessly share that information when you’re in Messages.
Swiftkey is another excellent option and it might just be the best predictive keyboard around. Swiftkey learns how you type and the words you use and uses that to provide more intuitive predictions. You can also customize its theme to give your iPhone a bit of a different look, and you can slide your fingers to type, which is an excellent accessibility feature.
If you want a keyboard that simply does more, then change…
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